Now Closed:  Winner Jeanna Morgan from North Carolina, Congrats!

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I would love to get the word out on my husband's hand crafted Homestead Drying Racks.  To thank you for helping us promote our blog and store, we would like to start running weekly giveaways of the various products we offer and love.  Some may think a drying rack is a "want".  Well, I "need" my drying racks.  

Why do you NEED a drying rack?

Expense:  The electric dryer costs money to run.  An estimated $180 per year.  It really doesn't seem like that much, but if you are like us, every penny counts.  

Wear and Tear:  The evidence of lint in your electric dryer is evidence that your clothes are virtually wearing down on their fiber content.  When you air dry clothing, they last longer.  The longer the clothing lasts, the less you need to buy to replace.  If you are like us, we like to get the most miles out of our clothing.  I want the clothing to last through several hand-me-downs.  The way the electric dryer sucks energy and wears down clothing, we are proud to offer an alternative to your drying needs. 

Safety:  It is estimated that over 15,000 house fires each year are started by electric or gas powered dryers.  When the lint gets trapped it can catch fire and burn your home down.  How many of you leave your home with a dryer running while you are gone.  Here you can hang an entire load of laundry on one of our sturdy racks (Pioneer or Homesteader size), and while you are away, your clothes will be drying, you will be saving money, and you will not have to worry about your home burning down.  Wow, that sounds great! 

How do our drying racks compare to the less expensive racks?

100% Sturdier: Our racks are the sturdiest on the market, hands down!  We had a cheap walmart spindle of a rack, and about 3 months later, it was used for kindling in our wood stove.  When the kids helped make noodles on our volume three of Homesteading for Beginners DVD, you can see how we were actually having to duck tape it so it would hold through the filming.  Junk!  Our racks have 3/4 inch hard wood dowels with handcrafted side pieces to hold it together to last a lifetime.  Each piece is carefully made by my husband who I lovingly refer to as Mr. Meticulous.  The racks can withstand heavy, heavy quilts and heavy room area rugs.  You can put a quilt on one side and it will not topple over like the accordion style wooden drying racks the Amish make. 
You get what you pay for!
 
Unique V design:  The unique V design allows for optimal air flow.  You clothing will dry faster and more evenly.  The accordion style racks stack the clothing right on top of the lower layer because the dowels are right on top of the other.  This V design also makes our rack stout with a solid footing.  It is not going anywhere!


What will I use my Peddler Drying Rack for if I win one?

  • Cloth diapers
  • Rugs
  • Dish Towels
  • Bath Towels
  • Jeans or Shirts
  • Skirts or Dresses
  • Sweaters and Quilts
  • Drying Herbs
  • Drying Noodles
  • Pretty display for an heirloom quilt

My husband gave me one of his "Peddler" drying racks.  I use it for all my kitchen dish towels.  I park it on one side of our kitchen and when the girls are done drying the dishes, they will place the towels to dry.  Later, when they are dry, we fold them up and put them back into the dish towel drawer.  Out of sight, out of mind!  

Don't be shy, enter to win this nice Peddler Drying Rack.  If you do not win this week, keep coming back.  We will be running giveaways for great products each week.  Our special thank you!  

The "Peddler" drying rack is great for small places, but still strong and stout like the "Pioneer" and the "Homesteader". The "Peddler" is the smallest rack we handcraft offering 20' lineal ft. of drying space. At only 30" wide this rack is great for apartments, students, RV's, hunting cabins, and cottages.  

Handcrafted With Hardwood Dowels
20 lin. ft. of drying space
Size: 38" x30" 
Size When Opened: 6"-24"
Assembled weight: 9lbs.

Just for a reminder…

Tea Time Talk Show Tuesday Upcoming Schedule:

Tuesday, May 1, 2018  at 10 am CST will feature Co-Host Owen Newman

  • The following Tuesday will be featuring Owen Newman from the hills of TN talking about homesteading and the simple life.  He has a lot of wisdom and experience living with less and making the most of each and every resource they are given.  If you have any specific questions, please leave a comment below or send us an email or message on Facebook from the Keeper of the Homestead page.  

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0 thoughts on “A Great Drying Rack Giveaway-$75 Value!

  1. This would be awesome to put close to the wood stove in the winter to dry all those gloves, hats, scarves, snow pants, coats…..
    Thanks for a chance to win

  2. i haven’t used one in years. got so tired of the cheap ones falling apart. nothing more frustrating than for a rack to collapse…with drying noodles on it!

  3. The first time you all introduced this smaller size drying rack, I thought we could use one. We’d definitely use it for drying pasta and dish towels. Thanks for the chance to win one. God bless!

  4. I use a clothesline during the warmer months to dry clothes on, I love the fresh smell and the money we save by not using our dryer. I bought a drying rack at our local wal mart but it could not stand up to all of the use I needed it for. I have heard nothing but good things about the homestead drying racks and would love to try them out.

    • I realized I did not say what I would do with the rack if I won it. I would dry dish towels on it and things I do not want hanging outside for the neighbors to see.

  5. Thank you, Mark and Erin! I would use the peddler for dish towels. I love to hang laundry in the summer. I will consider your bigger racks for winter! Come to think of it, we live on the eastern plains of Colorado and the winds are amazing. At times tearing the clothes and towels right off the laundry line all over the yard!

  6. I would use this to hang our clothes to dry. I have an outside line and one in our laundry room and on our deck but sometimes I need the extra space especially if the weather is inclement.

  7. I have one of the ‘other’ones and I have been wanting to try one of yours! I’ll use it for everything! I really like the idea of a special rack for dish towels and bath towels!

  8. Hanging clothes outside to dry is doable but when they get covered in pollen…achoo! Would love one in the house for that line dry feel. Anything that will fit I would rack dry it!

  9. This would be great for undergarments, socks, hand towels and wash cloths! Were always looking for ways to save some money, every bit counts!

  10. I love, love, love my wooden drying racks. Unfortunately, one is held together with duct tape and not suitable for drying clothes anymore. Would love to win this gem!

  11. I love all of the drying racks!!!!!! The scripture: live a quiet life and work with your hands……….I so see this scripture in your racks. God bless you and your beautiful family.
    April in KY
    PS: We have all your DVD’s on Homesteading and we love them. Our 14 year old and 18 year old watch them over and over. EVERYONE that wants to learn homesteading skills should purchase………..what a blessing.

  12. I would love a well made drying rack as ours is falling apart since it isn’t well built and a growing family needs a way to dry clothes.

  13. I would really love the peddler drying rack because my oldest daughter is due in July of this year and I would love to give it to her!!
    We have been homesteading or trying to for over 20 yrs.We have 12 children (and two sweet wee ones with Our Lord) and use your wash board and hand washing plunger, We have all the Homesteading for Beginners dvds!!! We love them!!! Our daughter was married last year and we are so excited to welcome our second grandchild ( our#2 son has a little girl)!!! She and her husband are trying their hands at beginning homesteading so the drying rack would come in very handy!! Thanks for all your inspiration!!!!! In His peace and simplicity, Betsy

  14. This would truly be an amazing addition to our laundry room! We have the homesteader rack & love it. We only use our dryer once a day. And with 8 people, the would help greatly! Love your blog – btw! Have a blessed day – Janet

  15. They look so sturdy. You are right about store brands being cheap. I think my husband repairs the cheapies every month. I smaller rack would be handy for the little items in a load of wash.

  16. I do not use my dryer in the summer and if I had this dryer I wouldn’t have to use one in the winter. I also have rugs that take a long time to dry outside in the wi enter.

  17. I would love to use this for my weekly laundry. I have an Amish made one already, and I am always running out of room. It tips easily so I would like this one because it is more sturdy. Thanks so much!

  18. I can’t imagine narrowing it down to one thing I would use it for….wet snow gear, pre-washed fabric, laundry, cleaning towels and the list could go on…Thanks for the chance!

  19. We have not used a dryer since we moved into our old farmhouse over seven years ago. Our drying racks are flimsy and we often have to repair or replace them. We would use one of these racks for everything! They look amazing!

  20. I’d use this for a variety of reasons! Most likely to dry clothing, but also to dry pasta, dry flowers, display home school artwork or even to hook pots and pans for the kitchen! The uses are endless, really!

  21. This would be a nice improvement from using my lawn chairs in the backyard! Although I’ll have to fight my mother away from taking it from me.

  22. We bought the homesteader drying rack for our daughter for Christmas, she absolutely loves it. I would love to win the pioneer for drying pasta and herbs. Thank you for your generous offer.

  23. You are so right about the Wal-Mart drying rack. My husband and I bought one in the fall. My husband put one set of hunting pants on the rack and it broke apart.
    If I would win this drying rack, I would use it for all my clothes drying.
    Thank you Erin and good luck everyone.

  24. I would love to win this rack for drying our tea towels and small personal items we might not want on the clothes line. We are a large family living in a tiny house and this would be the perfect size

  25. We recently returned from the mission field of Ukraine (political reasons), where we lived for 10 years. For those 10 years, I hung my clothes out of need and not by choice. Now that I am back in America, I would love to have one again to dry clothes for my family of 7!

  26. How refreshing to see these great useful wooden products back on the market. Natural bristles for brooms and brushes are needed also. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  27. EEEEEEKS!!! I have been wanting one of these for YEARS!!! I like your idea for the dishcloths. We seem to have trouble with ours souring after use, so this would be perfect 🙂 I would use this for anything and everything!!

  28. Accidently commented on the FB post, but commenting here too! I would love to have one of these, I even attempted to make one a while back! It would be a great help throughout the year.

  29. I would love this for my little house. I don’t have a lot of space and this would be great for kitchen and bath towels, kids clothes etc.

  30. I would use it to dry the clothing I don’t wish to run through the dryer. Maybe a delicate shirt or my daughters’ tights.

  31. I would give this to my wife, she is so awesome and tries to hang all of the laundry all over the place trying to save money by not running the dryer (that is somehow staining our clothes anyway).

  32. We are a large family of 8. I would use this drying rack for drying laundry every day! I hang our clothes all over the furniture every night to dry.

  33. I would use this rack to dry clothes and dish towels. I have always wanted a clothes line and this would be the next best thing!

  34. I would use it to dry a variety of clothes, might even set it outside to dry our cloth diapers on. The racks i have now i do not trust to go outside.

  35. Everything! What a nifty design! My boys have curious fingers and are forever “opening” the top of the accordion rack. Then all the clothes end up on the floor!

  36. I just stumbled upon your blog, and saved it! One of my new go-to reads!!! In love with all of your information and the way you put your heart out there.
    Hope I win a rack!

  37. I keep looking out my laundry room window into the backyard at my frost covered clothesline and looking forward to spring : ) A drying rack would be so great to set up by our wood stove especially for all our cloth diapers. After seeing these I am excited to ask my husband if we can save up for the big homesteader one, (we have six kiddos) it looks great!!

  38. I would love one of these for drying socks and flowers. I have the big homesteader rack and use it all the time. This would be a great addition. Thank you!

  39. I saved $20 on last month’s electric bill by air drying most loads of laundry. I could do more than one load a day if I had another drying rack!

  40. What wouldn’t I use it for? it would be wonderful for putting out ALL the cloth diapers at once – towels, and clothes – no clothesline available here. Also, love the idea of using it for pasta!

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